Tatum’s Celtics treat LeBron’s Lakers like the 2nd rate franchise they are in 130-108 blowout

Jayson Tatum went for 37 points and 11 rebounds as the Boston Celtics pounded the Los Angeles Lakers at the TD Garden Friday night. The game was close in the4 first half, but Boston outscored the purple and egg yolk 70 to 47 in the 2nd half. Welcome Celtics' offense to the 2021-22 season. We’ve been waiting for you!

With Jaylen Brown still out, the Celtics starting backcourt of Dennis Schroder and Marcus Smart combined for 43 point 14 rebounds, and 12 assists. Smart had 22 points, 8 rebounds and 8 rebounds and 6 assist while Schroder in a revenge game versus his old team had 21, 6, and 6.

Al Horford added 18 points while Josh Richardson chipped in with 15 off the bench. Enes Kanter got some more run with Time Lord out a day after ripping LeBron James (again) Kanter ended up with a +21 on the night in his 16 minutes of action (5 points, 7 rebounds). The Celtics improve to 8-8 and will be right back in action tomorrow night at the Garden here they will host the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Here are the extended highlights and Celtics box score from tonight's win. Always a good night when the Celtics demolish their longtime rival.